Programs + Classes

Come and Grow as You Please.

When you take a diverse group of brilliant people, put them in the middle of vast cultural and educational resources and ask them to think of fun, intellectually stimulating ways to spend their time, amazing things happen. Specifically, a huge number of opportunities to expand your mind, your talents and your circle of friends.  

Like the travel group that studied and visited Machu Picchu. The group that attends performances of the San Francisco Ballet. The weekly current events discussion chaired by a local college professor. The socially conscious group that knitted dozens of “Pink Power” knit caps and sold them for charity. The Channing House Players resident theater troupe. The Channing House resident chorus. Painting and drawing classes. Movies, plays, musical performances and lectures in our auditorium. As one of our residents put it, “If you’re bored here, you have to want to be bored.”

Here’s just a partial list of what Channing House residents are enjoying these days:


  • Great Decisions
  • CH Speaker Series
  • Senior Residence Speaker Series
  • Travel

Programs and Events

  • Book Talk
  • Musicians
  • Concerts
  • Furry Friends
  • Interfaith Worship Services
  • Major Holiday Celebrations
  • National Dance Week

A Space for Everything

  • Art studio
  • Game room
  • Garden patios
  • Sewing room
  • Woodworking shop

Channing House Resident-Run Activities

For Fun & Games

  • Bingo
  • Birthday Dinners
  • Bridge Groups
  • Dinner Mixers
  • Games Night
  • Harmonica
  • Knitters Group
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Parties
  • Party Decorators
  • Ping Pong
  • Sing-Alongs – TGIF’s

For Entertainment & Performances

  • CH Singers
  • Movies (Classic & Popular)
  • Movies (Contemporary)
  • Musical Performances
  • Theatrical Performances
  • Song Leaders – and Sunday@Home (informal talks)

To Learn & Discuss

  • Art Appreciation Class 
  • Book Talks 
  • CH Readers (book group) 
  • CH Writers -Creative Expression: (Poetry) Class
  • Climate Change Committee – Current Events Discussion
  • Logos Bible Study – Poetry Out Loud – Scribble & Sketch
  • Senior Residences Lecture Series – Speakers Series, Racial & Social Justice – Trips & Tours

To Help One Another

  • AV Support
  • Buddies
  • Calendars
  • Elevator Signs
  • Channing House Bulleting Board – CHO – Food & Dining
  • Committee
  • Gluten-Free Support Group
  • Hearing
  • Support Group
  • Interfaith Services
  • Lee Center Mail
  • Couriers
  • CH Library
  • CH Newsletter
  • Resident Website
  • Sing-Alongs
  • Tech Squad
  • Vigil Group
  • Vision Support Group

To Help the CH Community

  • Appreciation Fund Committee
  • Archives Committee
  • Board of Trustees
  • Employee Clothes Closet
  • Events Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Financial Liaison Committee
  • Fitness Committee
  • Floor Representatives
  • Lobby Exhibits Committee
  • Treasure Trove Shop (Gift Shop)
  • Volunteers
  • Heritage Circle Committee
  • Resident Association
  • Tech Committee
  • Welcome Committee
  • Zero Waste Group